About Arkwright


25 Years of Nurturing and Inspiring

The Arkwright Engineering Scholarships is a registered charity that administers the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK.

We identify, inspire and nurture future leaders in Engineering, Computing and technical (as opposed to aesthetic) Design. We do this by awarding Arkwright Engineering Scholarships, through a rigorous selection process, to high-calibre students who apply when in year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland). Our Engineering Scholarships support students through their A Levels or Scottish Advanced Highers and encourage students to pursue Engineering, Computing or technical Design at university or through a higher-level apprenticeship and to pursue careers in the field.

Every Scholarship is sponsored by an industrial company, university, charitable trust, trade association, professional institution, armed service, worshipful company, industry regulator or personal donor.

Find out more about us by clicking the links on the left.

"Thank you for your support of my son over the last two years. The money and the support of his Sponsor has made a real difference to him in what, for our family, have been tough economic times. As a proud Dad I know that the confidence boost of the Scholarship and your faith in my son started the journey that led to him gaining a place to read engineering at Cambridge. The Arkwright exam, interview and Award Ceremony, and the support of his Sponsor, made him think he could do it!”

Father of an Arkwright Scholar


This detailed reference document sets out the affiliation, application and apportionment process for the Arkwright Engineering Scholarships.

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